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Puck Headlines: 10 games for Isles' Gillies; Probert report fallout

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

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• The whimsical James van Riemsdyk(notes) of the Philadelphia Flyers tweeted out a photo (could be deleted soon) of teammate Jody Shelley(notes) getting a naked massage with a message that read: "New to twitter jody shelley aka @shelleyhawk45 clearing out the glutes." We're not even going to put a NSFW warning if you click the link, because we're pretty sure we just mentioned Jody Shelley getting a naked massage. [@JVReemer21]

• BREAKING: 10 games for Trevor Gillies(notes). Said Colin Campbell: "By targeting his opponent's head, three shifts into his first game back from a suspension for a very similar action, Mr. Gillies has forfeited his privilege of playing in the League for 10 games." More in a moment on PD. [Newsday]

• In a larger story about the Phoenix Coyotes, Glendale and Winnipeg, this nugget from Darren Dreger: "If the Coyotes turned Jets were to resurface in Winnipeg, the belief is Winnipeg would be shifted to the Northwest Division, while Colorado would move into the Pacific, leaving the Detroit Red Wings in the Central Division still longing for a major move to the Eastern Conference. Logically, the only way the Red Wings move East is if Atlanta bumps Phoenix in the relocation to Winnipeg." [TSN]

• In which an Ottawa Senators fan admits to rooting for the Toronto Maple Leafs to make the playoffs. [Senshot]

• Another day, another fake Twitter account fools the media. A feed alleging to be the official one for the Edmonton Oilers tweeted out that an "MRI has revealed a slight tendon tear in Taylor Hall's(notes) ankle." Many, many people fell for it, including prominent media. Problem No. 1: This feed has less than 100 followers and was started today. Problem No. 2: Taylor Hall hadn't had an MRI when the account tweeted the news. Turns out someone created a spoof account that looks exactly like the real thing (@NHL_Oilers) by playing a font trick: They're at @NHL_OiIers, which looks identical via the fonts on Twitter. Clever. Devious, actually.

Derek Dorsett(notes) of the Columbus Blue Jackets on his fight with Hall: "I saw his gloves come off and he punched me. Game on. ... "I know who I'm fighting, but I'm not going to just let a guy punch me." [Edmonton Journal]

• Don't look now, but the Eastern Conference's top seed is very much in play. [DelCo Times]

• The New York Rangers list Marian Gaborik(notes) as day-to-day, but he's not symptom free yet from his concussion. [NY Post]

• Congrats to Sena Acolatse, who signed an entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks and becomes the first Bay Area-born prospect to be signed by the Sharks, a team he cheered for growing up. [Sharks]

• You know, it's an inspirational tune and all, but the Minnesota Wild really celebrate victories with "The Dog Days are Over" by Florence + the Machine on occasion? From "Eat, Pray, Love"? [Wild]

• Will the Los Angeles Kings make the playoffs? The Kurtenblog investigates. [KB]

• Drop the balloons! Start the band! Jonathan Bernier(notes) concedes! [LA Kings Insider]

Milan Lucic(notes) on his hit on Dominic Moore(notes) last night in the Boston Bruins' win over the Tampa Bay Lightning: "Definitely, I might've got away with one by not getting punished more on the penalty call. But I did everything I could to keep from extending my arms to make it a full cross check." [Bruins Blog]

• Nick Colombo of WFAN on the New York Islanders knuckling up: "So to the Mario Lemieux's of the world who quiver at the sight of a little blood on the ice: Get a life, stop complaining, and book your season tickets to the ballet." [CBS, via Ryan Anderson]

• Ken Campbell seems pretty convinced that Daniel Sedin(notes) is your Hart Trophy favorite. Seen Stamkos? (Well, not lately, but overall he's pretty damn good.) [THN]

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• The 2010-11 New York Islanders team photo, in which the goalie-to-coach ratio is frighteningly close to being 1:1. Not pictured: Evgeni Nabokov(notes). [Skates On a Plane]

• The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that weekend passes for the fourth annual Blackhawks Convention have sold out. The first of its kind in the National Hockey League, the Blackhawks Convention will take place at the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan Ave.) on Friday, July 15; Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, 2011. [Hawks]

• Really interesting post about the state of the game: "Head Injuries and the Pee Wee Checking Debate." [United States of Hockey]

• Good follow-up on the Bob Probert brain scan story, which came at a bad time for the NHL. [Chicago Tribune, via Chicagoshirl]

• Marty McSorely on the issues of concussions and fighting: "I want to make this perfectly clear: Did I have a concussion fighting? Probably one or two, yes. But I had more from playing. You can't point at fighting and say that's the cause of concussions in hockey." [NY Times]

• Finally, here's Bill Daly on Probert and other issues from NHL Network:

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